Roderick Usher writes a letter inviting the narrator to go a visit him in his house. The narrator notices that the house seems sick and that Usher seems to seem sick as well.
Usher tells the narrator that his sister is dying. She passes and Usher decides to keep her body in a vault in one of the walls, while he plans her burial.
A little after Madeline was put in the vault, the narrator starts to hear noises in the house. One day Usher went to the narrators bedroom, they opened the window to a scary sight. The narrator reads to Usher to calm him down.
The narrator reads to Usher and as he reaches the climax they hear a voice, Usher tips over in his chair and say that he has been hearing voices for awhile and he fears he buried his sister alive. The door flies open and Madeline comes in covered in blood.
Madeline jumps on Usher and dies. Usher also dies probably from shock. The narrator leaves the house.
The narrator watches as the house disapears into the fog and water. Eventually the house is gone.